Books we have read so far

 

 

 

 

 

126

5-Dec-17

Cheri

Collette

France

 

25-Oct-17

Any Inspector Rebus book

Ian Rankin

UK

125

26-Sep-17

Mapp and Lucia

EF Benson

UK

124

22-Aug-17

Tooth and Nail – The story of a daughter of the depression

Mary Findlay

NZ

123

25-Jul-17

Heloise

Mandy Hager

NZ

122

26-Jun-17

De profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and other writings

Oscar Wilde

UK

121

30-May-17

Can You Tolerate This?

Ashleigh Young

NZ

120

25-Apr-17

The Spare Room

Helen Garner

Aus

 

28-Mar-17

Any book by Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh

NZ

119

28-Feb-17

The man who mistook his wife for a hat

Oliver Sacks

US/UK

 

24-Jan-17

What we read in the holidays

 

 

118

6-Dec-16

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Edmund de Waal

UK

117

1-Nov-16

Pnin

Vladimir Nabokov

Russia/US

116

3-Oct-16

Lady Susan

Jane Austen

UK

115

11-Sep-16

The Stone Book Quartet

Alan Garner

UK

114

8-Aug-16

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

US

113

5-Jul-16

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

US

112

7-Jun-16

The Girl on a Train

Paula Hawkins

UK

111

2-May-16

A manual for cleaning women

Lucia Berlin

US

110

5-Apr-16

Mother’s disgrace

Robert Dessaix

Australia

109

1-Mar-16

Just Kids

Patti Smith

US

 

2-Feb-16

What we read in the holidays

 

 

108

1-Dec-15

My name was Judas

CK Stead

NZ

107

27-Oct-15

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

US

106

22-Sep-15

Clothes, Music, Boys

Viv Albertine

UK

105

25-Aug-15

King of the Badgers

Philip Hensher

UK

104

28-Jul-15

The Dead

James Joyce

Ireland

103

30-Jun-15

The Conductor

Sarah Quigley

NZ

102

4-Jun-15

H is for Hawk

Helen MacDonald

UK

101

28-Apr-15

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigeria

101

31-Mar-15

Bad Debts

Peter Temple

Aus

100

2-Mar-15

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

UK

 

3-Feb-15

What we read in the holidays

 

 

 

5-Dec-14

Video of ‘De Vierde Man’

 

 

99

25-Nov-14

The Third Man

Graeme Greene

UK

98

28-Oct-14

The First Man

Albert Camus

France

97

30-Sep-14

An Education

Lynn Barber

UK

96

2-Sep-14

An Officer and a Spy

Robert Harris

UK

95

29-Jul-14

The Invisible Rider

Kirsten McDougall

NZ

94

17-Jun-14

100 Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombia

93

6-May-14

The Summer Book

Tove Jansson

Finland

92

9-Apr-14

Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain

UK

91

4-Mar-14

Great House

Nicole Kraus

US

 

3-Feb-14

What we read in the holidays

 

 

90

25-Nov-13

Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson

US

89

28-Oct-13

A Casual Vacancy

JK Rowling

UK

88

Oct-13

Something for the Birds

Jacqueline Fahey

NZ

87

2-Sep-13

Dante’s Inferno

Dante Alighieri

Italy

86

30-Jul-13

The Custom of the Country

Edith Wharton

US

85

20-Jun-13

The Clock Winder

Anne Tyler

US

84

7-May-13

Open:  An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

US

83

2-Apr-13

Oracles and Miracles

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

NZ

82

5-Mar-13

Gorky Park

Martin Cruz Smith

US

 

5-Feb-13

What we read in the holidays

 

 

81

4-Dec-12

The Balkan Trilogy

Olivia Manning

UK

80

6-Nov-12

Firewall

Henning Mankell

Sweden

79

9-Oct-12

How it all began

Penelope Lively

UK

78

4-Sep-12

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K Dick

US

77

7-Aug-12

Man Alone

John Mulgan

NZ

76

17-Jul-12

Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi

France

75

19-Jun-12

The Affair

Lee Child

US

74

22-May-12

E=Mc2 a biography of the world's most famous equation

David Bodanis

UK

73

24-Apr-12

The 10pm Question

Kate de Goldi

NZ

 

26-Mar-12

Any book by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo

Norway

 

9-Feb-12

What we read in the holidays

 

 

 

18-Nov-11

Any book by Louise Rennison

Louise Rennison

UK

72

31-Oct-11

The Secret River

Kate Grenville

Australia

71

26-Sep-11

Unless

Carol Shields

Canada

70

16-Aug-11

Genesis

Bernard Beckett

NZ

69

18-Jul-11

The Snow Goose

Paul Gallico

US

68

4-Jul-11

Such a long journey

Rohinton Mistry

India

67

30-May-11

A room with a view

EM Forster

UK

66

3-May-11

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

France

65

28-Mar-11

Hand me down world

Lloyd Jones

NZ

21-Feb-11

Any book by PG Wodehouse

PG Wodehouse

UK

64

25-Jan-11

A Grief Observed

CS Lewis

UK

63

6-Dec-10

After Dark

Haruki Murakami

Japan

62

1-Nov-10

The Kindness of Strangers

Shonagh Koea

NZ

4-Oct-10

Poems

Various

61

30-Aug-10

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan

60

26-Jul-10

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

AIan Silletoe

UK

59

31-May-10

Consider Phlebas

Iain M Banks

UK

58

3-May-10

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

Sweden

57

6-Apr-10

A Town Like Alice

Nevil Shute

Aus

56

2-Mar-10

Spinners

Anthony McCarten

NZ

2-Feb-10

Any book by John le Carre

John le Carre

UK

26-Nov-09

Video of ‘Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter’

55

27-Oct-09

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa

Peru

54

28-Sep-09

Netherland

Joseph O’Neill

US

53

31-Aug-09

Turn of the screw

Henry James

UK

52

3-Aug-09

Nest in a Falling Tree

Joy Cowley

NZ

51

7-Jul-09

The Once and Future King

T H White

UK

50

9-Jun-09

Suite Francaise

Irene Nemirovsky

France

49

4-May-09

In a fishbone church

Catherine Chidgey

NZ

48

30-Mar-09

Fun Home

Alison Bechdel

USA

27-Mar-09

Video of 'To kill a mockingbird'

 

 

47

3-Mar-09

To kill a mockingbird

Harper Lee

USA

2-Feb-09

What we read in the holidays

 

 

46

16-Dec-08

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

UK

45

18-Nov-08

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Russia/US

44

20-Oct-08

Selected short stories

Dorothy Parker

US

17-Oct-08

Video of 'Battlestar Galactica'

 

 

43

22-Sep-08

The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz

US

42

25-Aug-08

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

UK

41

28-Jul-08

Middlemarch

George Eliot

UK

16-Jun-08

Poems

Various

 

40

12-May-08

On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan

UK

28-Apr-08

Video of 'Capote'

 

 

39

31-Mar-08

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula Le Guin

USA

38

26-Feb-08

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

USA

37

28-Jan-08

Cloudstreet

Tim Winton

Australia

 

Film of 'Atonement'

 

 

36

26-Nov-07

Towards another summer

Janet Frame

NZ

35

29-Oct-07

Atonement

Ian McEwan

UK

34

24-Sep-07

The Transit of Venus

Shirley Hazzard

USA

33

27-Aug-07

The Hours

Michael Cunningham

USA

32

1-Jul-07

The Manor

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Poland

31

28-May-07

The Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger

USA

30

30-Apr-07

Mr Pip

Lloyd James

NZ

29

2-Apr-07

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

USA

28

7-Mar-07

The Line of Beauty

Allan Hollinghurst

UK

7-Feb-07

What we read in the holidays

 

 

27

11-Dec-06

Selected short stories

Jorge Luis Borges

Argentina

26

13-Nov-06

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Spain

25

17-Oct-06

To the Is-Land

Janet Frame

NZ

18-Sep-06

Video of 'Team America'

 

 

24

21-Aug-06

Changing Places

David Lodge

UK

23

26-Jul-06

Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Barbara Anderson

NZ

22

26-Jun-06

The Eyre Affair

Jasper Fforde

UK

29-May-06

Video of 'Crime and Punishment'

 

 

21

8-May-06

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russia

20

3-Apr-06

The Jane Austen Book Club

Karen Joy Fowler

USA

19

27-Feb-06

Dracula 

Bram Stoker

Ireland

18

30-Jan-06

The Vintner's Luck 

Elizabeth Knox

NZ

17

12-Dec-05

Lamb in Love 

Carrie Brown

US

16

7-Nov-05

The Owl Service 

Alan Garner

UK

15

10-Oct-05

A Life: A Biography of Isiah Berlin

Michael Ignatieff

UK

14

5-Sep-05

A House for Mr Biswas 

V. S. Naipal

UK

25-Jul-05

Video of 'The Hours'

 

 

13

20-Jun-05

To the Lighthouse 

Virgina Woolf

UK

12

9-May-05

Book Book 

Fiona Farrell

NZ

11

11-Apr-05

On the Road 

Jack Kerouac

USA

10

14-Mar-05

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

UK

9

14-Feb-05

Pride and Prejudice 

Jane Austen

UK

8

20-Jan-05

The Fourth Hand 

John Irving

USA

7

2-Dec-04

A Hero Of Our Time 

Mikhail Lermontov

Russia

6

4-Nov-04

Making History 

Stephen Fry

UK

5

21-Sep-04

Ethan Frome 

Edith Wharton

USA

4

2-Sep-04

Plumb 

Maurice Gee

NZ

3

5-Aug-04

Son of France 

Geoff Cush

NZ

2

22-Jun-04

The Bone People 

Keri Hulme

NZ

20-May-04

Video of 'The Shipping News'

 

 

1

22-Apr-04

The Shipping News 

E. Annie Proulx

Canada

18-Mar-04

Inaugural Meeting